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Fitting: Obama to Raise Funds at House of Blues

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While Bob Dylan wrote, “No one can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell,” it can be said, “No president can prolong the blues like Barack Obama.”

He must be a glutton for punishment – why else would his campaign pick the House of Blues to raise money?

On September 26, Obama will make two stops in Los Angeles, first at the House of Blues, and later at a tony restaurant where donors will plop down a cool $35,800 to attend, Bloomberg reports.  Don’t you have $35,800 just lying around?  If so, the president would like to meet you.

Pictures with Obama at the House of Blues are at a cut rate – a paltry $10,000, according to ANSWER LA.

As the president courts Hollywood and Wall Street for campaign contributions, Americans are still singing the blues.  The AP reports consumer confidence in Florida is near an all-time low.  It fell nearly 10 points – or about 18 percent – in Michigan.

In July, the U.S. Misery index was 12.73.  That’s a combination of the unemployment rate and inflation.  It hasn’t been that high since May of 1983, when it was in decline.

America has the blues, so it’s altogether fitting that President Obama would appear at the House of Blues to rally his campaign.

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